Famous People Who Died in May 1884

  • May 4 Maria Anna of Savoy, Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, dies at 80
  • May 7 Judah P. Benjamin, 3rd Confederate States Secretary of State and 2nd Confederate States Secretary of War, dies at 72
  • May 9 Hermanus Willem Witteveen, Dutch theologist, dies at 69
  • May 12 [Friedrich] Bedřich Smetana, Czech composer (The Bartered Bride; Má Vlast; Moldau), dies at 60

Cyrus McCormickCyrus McCormick (1809-1884)

May 13 American inventor and businessman (mechanical reaper), dies at 75

  • May 17 Louis Brassin, Belgian pianist, composer and music educator, dies at 43
  • May 22 William T. Wofford, Brigadier General (Confederate Army-American Civil War), dies at 59